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Economists forecast housing-fueled construction job growth

Economists forecast housing-fueled construction job...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 20, 2013

Goldman Sachs economists recently forecasted a housing recovery-fueled increase to the pace of added jobs each month to between 25,000 ...

Nonresidential construction index stagnates year-to-year, mixed outlook for 2013

Nonresidential construction index stagnates...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2013

The FMI Nonresidential Construction index rose to 58.1 in the first quarter of 2013, up 2.6 points from Q4 2012's ...

PCA Pres: “Pendulum is swinging back” for construction industry (WOC 2013)

PCA Pres: “Pendulum is swinging back” for...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 05, 2013

You don't usually get a pair of sunglasses at a press conference. And, given the recent tough years for the ...

Recession results in evolving construction markets

Recession results in evolving construction markets

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 01, 2013

Prolonged periods of economic difficulty add velocity to evolutionary changes in many industries. The Great Recession and the long shadow ...

PCA: 2013 is construction’s real turnaround year

PCA: 2013 is construction’s real turnaround year

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 18, 2013

Ed Sullivan, the Portland Cement Association's chief economist, is not one to be overly optimistic. While others were saying that construction ...

How will you retain employees after the recession?

How will you retain employees after the recession?

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 11, 2012

With an unemployment rate currently hovering near 12 percent, small- and mid-size construction company owners probably haven’t worried much about ...

Growth expected, but construction’s economic recovery well behind other sectors

Growth expected, but construction’s economic...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 19, 2012

The construction sector of the U.S. economy is expected to see mild recovery through the end of 2012 with accelerated ...

College sports “arms race” makes...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 15, 2012

One of the few "recession-proof" industries? College sports construction. ESPN has a really interesting piece on what they call the college ...

Steve Cosper, Granite Contracting, Contractor of the Year, 2012

Steve Cosper, Granite Contracting, Contractor of the...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 01, 2012

By Tom Jackson Steve Cosper got his love of construction as a teenager working summer jobs. But it was his keen ...

Contractor of the Year Finalist

Contractor of the Year Finalist

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 08, 2011

Terry and David Quam Willmar, Minnesota It will take more than snow and the recession to slow these contractors down. Quam Construction Year started: ...

CONEXPO/CONAGG 2011

CONEXPO/CONAGG 2011

Posted by Brooke Wisdom on May 04, 2011

CONEXPO-CON/AGG What it means to you and the future of the industry Staff Reports With a backdrop of 20-percent construction unemployment and two ...

Outlook report: Equipment rentals showing recovery

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jul 13, 2010

Economic forecasting firm IHS Global Insight reports in data prepared for the American Rental Association (ARA) and Rental Management magazine reports ...

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